Monday, 5 September 2011

Receiving Gifts for Our Needs

Gift BoxImage by Maeflower72 via FlickrI have found the following on Churches' Together in England's website:

The event will be held on Saturday 15th October 2011 in the school hall at the Christian Education Centre (DABCEC), Crawley, starting with refreshments from 9.15am. The formal part of the day will commence at 10.00am and continue until around 3.00pm, allowing a sufficient break for a packed lunch and a chat.
This year Paul Murray has agreed to join us from his hectic schedule as professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. The event is entitled “Receiving Gifts for our Needs” and will be looking at Receptive Ecumenism, a new ecumenical approach inspired by Ut Unum Sint and which suggests that our primary ecumenical responsibility is to ask not “What do the other traditions first need to learn from us?” but “What do we need to learn from them?” – a challenge for us all!

Paul will also touch upon his recent experiences as a member of the newly formed ARCIC III (Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission) which held its first meeting in Bose, Italy in May this year.

As in previous years, we are again suggesting people invite friends from their local churches with whom they work ecumenically, as well as others from their own parish. (If they can help promote the event in their parish/neighbourhood, they can use the enclosed poster and/or the text overleaf for their newsletter).

The event will be in the school hall to accommodate the anticipated numbers. The reply slip can either be posted, or copied to email. Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch! There is no charge for the event.

Making an ecumenical gear change with Professor Paul Murray, Durham University

Saturday 15 October 2011
9.15 for 10.00am – 3.00pm
St Francis of Assisi School Hall (DABCEC)
4 Southgate Drive, Crawley, RH10 6RP
(please car share - limited parking in DABCEC car park)

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